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Episode 08

In this episode Ravi is planning his holiday and tells Tess all about it. Their guests talk about running in the Lake District and special talents. You can also follow Carolina on her weekend trip away. Will everything go to plan?

Elementary Podcasts

Listen to the podcast then do the first exercise to check your understanding. If you have more time choose some of the language practice exercises.

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Exercise

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:24].

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:51].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:51].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:24].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:24].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:24].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

one more question
the meaning of planting hedges is to plant around some places to protect animals like example a brick fences.
thanks

Hello Ali Ibrahiem,

Yes, that is one reason for planting hedges. There are others too, of course, such as for decoration.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello again
Haved a look to Google translate for the word grouse it's Sade is king of the beard like a big chicken so is that true
thanks

Hello Ali Ibrahiem,

Google translate is useful as a rough and ready tool but is not really the best way to find out precise meanings of items. Why not use the Cambridge Dictionaries Online tool on the right of this page? Just type in the word and click 'Look it up!' to get a definition, grammatical information, phonological information, examples and more.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I wish I could use some computer programs about mechanical engineering. So that design and strength calculations would be easy for me. It's very difficult to learn because they're very complex softwares. They use a lot of parameters at the same time. Also there are a lot of command we use. Even just memorize them takes a long time. If I had this talent I'd make a lot of money.

Hi everybody, I want to talk about skiing today. I started it about 7 years ago. At first it was difficult. The first day I started, I couldn't do nothing but fall. I like it because it's exciting. Skiing down the mountain gives great pleasure to me. It makes me feel powerful. The skiing has a history as old as humanity history. According to historical researchs, skiing has appeared in Altai, Siberia and Mongolia at first. In 15th century skiing was used for military purposes againist enemy in the middle Asia and Scandinavia before entering our lives as a sport. Due to winter conditions, it also used for transportation purposes in the same region. It has been used as a sport in the early 19th century. Today people used to skiing for competitions, for sport and for fun. It also keeps you fit. I recommend this sport to everybody.

Hello everyone,
If I had to choose a talent I would have chosen the charisma of knowing how to speak fluently many languages. I like traveling and meeting new people so this talent would have helped me a lot.
Thanks

Hi Akkin13
I hope You are able to speak fluently and hope that you make some friend.I think just like you if I had to choose I would like to have choosen travelling other country especially Greece.What about you Which country would you like to go,what kind of friends do you want.Bye

I like playing tennis.I started about thirteen years ago.At first it was hard to play tennis but
I like it very much.It makes me feel relax

hi
what meaning this
" its going to cost a fortune"
thanks

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